a club for all

New to ham radio or an experienced operator, YCARS has something for everyone.


If you’re looking to get your license, YCARS can help with classes throughout the year.


YCARS hosts technical presentations frequently. Come learn something new.


Our experienced members are always willing to share their knowledge. Just ask!

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About us

Enjoy the best ham radio club in the southeast!

Founded in 1948, YCARS is the oldest, continuously operating ham radio club in the state of South Carolina. However, you don’t have to be local to join us. We extend our meetings online and have participants from all over the globe. No matter your experience, no matter where you are, YCARS is happy to be your ham radio club of choice!

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Latest news…

The latest news from YCARS

The York County Amateur Radio Society had it’s first virtual “Ask an Elmer” event. Normally, the YCARS family holds a monthly Elmering and Operating night, but with the Covid-19 restriction in place, it was not possible to hold the event in the clubhouse. You can find […]
We hope you enjoy the latest edition of the Transmitter, it is also available in the new members only site. Enjoy the read!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – With the influx of so many new Hams into the hobby and members into the club and the gathering restrictions due to the pandemic. In order to serve our membership better, YCARS is going to add another virtual meeting to its schedule. […]
Yaesu announced the discontinuation of the FT-DX3000D transceiver, amid the supply chain issues and the introduction of the FT-DX10 hybrid SDR transceiver. Yaesu FTdx3000 Discontinued (qrznow.com)
Another area ham fest cancelation due to Covid-19. The cancelation notice from the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society: The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society (RARS) and the RARSfest committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 RARSfest, due to increasing concerns regarding the resurgence of COVID-19. We […]
It is that time folks, Winter Field Day is upon us… Team K4YTZ is hoping most club members are participating. With the rules change for Coivd-19, stations operating at separate locations to allow for social distancing can have their points count towards the Club totals. If […]
With the continued integration of computers, networks and Ham Radio transceivers, more an more software is available to control our Rigs. Rig control packages, logging software, spotting software, and digital mode operating software all want to talk with the rig but there are a limited number […]

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